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Kingstone Press to sponsor Super League and Challenge Cup

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The RFL have announced a new extended partnership with Kingstone Press Cider for the 2015-2017 seasons, which now includes the Super League competition for the first time. Following on from two hugely successful years as title sponsors of the Championships, the new contract will see the popular cider brand be involved at every level of the game from England RL ... Read More »

Tomkins among world’s best full-backs, says Samoa coach

Tomkins in action for his club side, New Zealand Warriors

Samoa boss Matt Parish believes England’s Sam Tomkins is among the world’s best fullbacks – and compared him to the likes of Billy Slater, Greg Inglis and Jarryd Hayne. Tomkins had a solid game against Samoa, making 15 tackles, 12 carries and looking, for the most part,  a safe pair of hands at the back. When asked who England’s best ... Read More »

Greg Bird: Australia will win the Four Nations

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Australia loose forward Greg Bird has predicted that the Kangaroos will win the Four Nations by beating New Zealand in the final. The World Champions, admittedly not at full strength, lost to their trans-Tasman rivals in convincing style on Saturday, which gives England real hope of knocking off the Aussies at the weekend and going on to win a tournament down under. ... Read More »

Brown to Cronulla cools as Sharks circle Brisbane’s Barba

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Kevin Brown’s rumoured move to the NRL with Cronulla took another step back today after reports emerged linking the Sharks with Brisbane utility Ben Barba. Cronulla are in the market for a half-back to replace disgraced Todd Carney and new Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has reportedly given the green light for rival clubs to negotiate with several of his side’s ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils sign million-pound kit deal

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Salford Red Devils have signed a lucrative deal with sportswear giants Under Armour reported to be worth a million pounds. The performance brand, best known for popularising the compression shirt, is taking off across the world in team sports and currently supplies Tottenham Hotspur football club and the Welsh national rugby union team. “We are both delighted and excited to ... Read More »

Total RL world’s second biggest Rugby League website, say stats

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Total Rugby League is the world’s second biggest dedicated Rugby League website, according to traffic measuring specialists Alexa.com. The online arm of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine is now recognised as a one-stop-shop for any discerning Rugby League fan thanks to its constant stream of news, features, interviews and its popular forum. With well over five million ... Read More »

Jonathan Walker picks up one-match international ban

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Scotland front-rower Jonathan Walker has been handed a one-match suspension after being found guilty of a reckless high tackle against Wales in the European Championship last week. The former Hull Kingston Rovers prop will miss this week’s clash with Ireland in Dublin, but will be free to face France in his side’s final game of the tournament. What do you think ... Read More »

Hull KR sign French hooker John Boudezba

Hull KR coach Chris Chester

Hull Kingston Rovers have signed French international hooker John Boudezba on a one-year contract from Lezignan. The 24-year-old is Robins boss Chris Chester’s ninth signing for 2015. “Moving to the Super League is a new challenge for me and I’m looking forward to coming over there,” he said. “An opportunity was offered to me at Rovers and after talking with ... Read More »

Shaun Johnson wishes Australia were at full strength

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New Zealand half-back Shaun Johnson has admitted he would prefer Saturday’s Four Nations opponents Australia to be at full strength, but insists they will be tough to beat regardless. The Kangaroos have a raft of high profile players missing the Four Nations, including Billy Slater, Paul Gallen, the Morris brothers, and Golden Boot winner Johnathan Thurston. Dally M winner Jarryd Hayne is ... Read More »

Hicks, Bentham and Smith to officiate 4N opener

Phil Bentham. ©RLPhotos

Leigh-born Super League referee Phil Bentham will take charge of Saturday’s Four Nations clash between Australia and New Zealand. The 42-year-old will be joined by Oldham duo Robert Hicks and Ian Smith, who will operate as touch judge and video referee respectively. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more ... Read More »

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